SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2013 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the 13th production P-8A Poseidon ahead of schedule to the U.S. Navy, marking a perfect on-time record for the year. The aircraft's arrival at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 4 follows the Navy’s announcement of initial operational capability and first P-8A deployment last week.
The versatile maritime patrol aircraft, based on Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-800 platform, departed from Boeing Field in Seattle, where all P-8As are assembled and tested.
In final assembly: Charleston = 3, Everett = 6
Pre-flt prep: Charleston = 3, Everett = 3
Prod. Test: Charleston = 2, Everett = 1
Rdy for Deliv.: Charleston = 2, Everett = 4
Your data is old. They reached 2 in November and will start loading 3 a month (Q1). Get your own house in order before you speak.
530 deliveries thru November 2012.
DOD November deliveries
Apache New Two
Apache remanuf. Two
They are producing 2 a month and about to go to three. They have only two shifts while everett has 3
and they have fewer lines. They also have limited overtime while Everett has unlimited overtime.
If you factor in the reduced OT and reduced number of lines, the output per line is the same as Everett. Once they start 3 a month, they will actualy be exceeding Everett's thruput rate per line.
Trading one union for another does not seem to be rationale. And the community of auto workers who ignored all the signs of global competition may not be one of the best candidates. Nor does teh financial condition of the city and the state. Plus FAA reguations on weather for first flights make it very difficult for an airplane manufacturer. While the citizens of Detroit might love to have Boeing as a company they can live off (bleed),
I dont think Boeing wants or needs to be doing busness there.
CPI Aerostructures announces multi-million dollar purchase orders from Boeing
CPI Aerostructures (CVU) has received purchase orders totaling more than $15M from the Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit of The Boeing Company (BA) for assemblies for the A-10 aircraft. These represent follow-on orders for CPI Aero’s previously announced long-term requirements contract to support Boeing's A-10 Wing Replacement Program. The A-10 WRP multi-million dollar contract between Boeing and CPI Aero includes the production of a variety of structural assemblies for up to 242 enhanced wings. Including these orders, CPI Aero has received firm requirements for 167 ship sets for the A-10 WRP program. Including these orders, year-to-date contract awards from all customers total to a record of approximately $101.9M, compared to approximately $69.9M through November 30, 2012. Of note, 2013 year-to-date total awards is approximately $18M higher than the previous record of $83.6M in new contract awards reported in calendar year 2011.
A group of seven executives at EADS at the time—including current Airbus sales chief John Leahy and former EADS co-chief executive Noël Forgeard—will face a trial for the same offense, said a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor."The companies and the executives are suspected of having had access to privileged information about the A350 and A380 aircraft in 2006 and of making profit by trading shares of the company before the information was made public," the spokeswoman said.
Charleston is working to the revised plan just fine. It was going to increase to 3 a month but
that was delayed due to other construction underway. Should be up to 3 in Q1. Hiring may or may not increase once they know how many will transfer from Everett to work on the new project.
From Seatlle times:
The Boeing Machinists and their union have been living in a parallel universe when it comes to jobs in today’s economy. They have decried the lack of Boeing’s loyalty and prided their legacy positions, all fueled by the Kool-Aid of exceptionally high blue-collar wages (reportedly an average of $85,000) and more-than-generous benefits. The rest of the business world has known for a long time that business is not personal nor about loyalty, but instead about quality performance, meeting company expectations and producing adequate revenue for continued growth. If a company ever wanted to get out of a union’s hold, Boeing has done so by being honest and upfront with their contract offer, and by not bluffing. The Machinists union can continue to feel great pride in rejecting the #$%$” offer millions of workers elsewhere are welcoming with open arms. That pride will lose some of its shine in 2 to 3 years as union members join the ranks of unemployed and give the new Boeing workers for the 777X a shot at the golden ring. –Bonnie, Kent
The Boeing Machinists have a right to strike, just like Boeing has a right to build its product where it wishes. I believe there’s an error in the weight given to the skills of the Machinists. I’ve seen inside the Everett facility; I’ve worked as a Machinist, admittedly some time back. Boeing is probably very correct in its valuation of a person who can rivet, thread wires or run a lift of fetch tools. These are not valuable skills. A third-generation riveter is still a riveter. These skilled workers have limited options away from Boeing. How many riveters, wire pullers or gophers are really needed? Maybe CNC machine operators. Let’s remember, Boeing is principally an assembler of parts, much like PACCAR. Little is created; most is bought and bolted/riveted. From where I sit, the Machinists have little understanding of their real value.
— John, Issaquah
According to planespotters, BA delivered 54 planes in November.
Since planespotters only reports flyaways the figure may be one or two off from actuals.
There are 6 787's ready for delivery, two in Charleston and 4 in Everett. 12 more are in test flights.
December should see significant delivery increases.
The decision on where to build the 777x should happen in Q1 (maybe as early as January.) But that will depend on the offers that continue to come in from various governments (state and country). An early decision date would indicate the company has already decided where and has been working the details of that process for some time.
I dont think they have a choice. They have to expand into other areas to insure security of supply to the customers. Airbus has done that with final assembly sites in China, France, Germany and other locations
and it has worked well for them. Dont limit thier choices to another state. They may chooose a different country.
Thru Wednesday, BA has delivered 49 planes.
A number of 747's have taken test flights and may be delivered by month end.
Also there are at least 4 787's ready for delivery.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
I am off to join the kids and grandkids.
Boeing's (BA) Insitu unit received an $8.8 million Department of Defense contract for low-rate initial production of the Blackjack, which is designed as a surveillance drone for the Navy and Marine Corps. Delivery is expected in May
GE said it has changed the software that runs the engines. It would detect the conditions that produce the icing and open a special door to send the ice chunk out through an outer part of the engine instead of its core. The company said it is “highly confident” the fix will work. The software is being tested now and, if approved by regulators, should be installed on most affected planes by the end of the year. The FAA said 14 U.S. planes are affected — seven 787s owned by United Continental Holdings and seven 747-8s operated by freight haulers. GE said the software fix doesn’t require removal of the engine.